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Everyone’s talking about the iPad aka iFad?

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Recently someone in one of my LinkedIn groups asked if the trend of the iPad was an iFad?

I know my cohorts at CircleClick will disagree, but one must ask a question about the question… What is the iPad revolution exactly? … No more keyboards? Is the revolution just making it easier to ‘compute’ on the coach or in the bathroom? (sorry that’s ewww I know)

Greater penetration of touch screen interfaces is a forseeable benefit for those who adore the man machine interface concept.

I still have my Newton message pad 2000 with the after factory upgrade, which technically makes it a 2100. The Newton actually still works flawlessly. Let’s ask ourselves, why did the Newton fail? Because it was bigger than the palm pilot and handwriting recognition was super crappy at first. ‚Ä®‚Ä®It will be hilarious to see the iPad sitting next to the Newton. Tres geeky for sure.

Many people have been up in arms about macradobe not getting flash to work on it, but why is that anything new when flash has never worked on the iPhone? ‚Ä®‚Ä®I don’t care about flash not working on the iPad, just don’t. I am not particularly unhappy with having a keyboard on my macbook air and the general setup of a laptop works for me.

Why do I want something that is going to inevitably become hot to be in my lap. Heat has been a problem with the powerbook > macbook, that is why Apple has never called their portables ‘laptops’. I wonder how they will manage to keep it cool…. ‚Ä®‚Ä®The general lack of ports are also a bummer for me, not a deal breaker per se, but it is sort of uncool. Give it IR or something for your hardcore geek developers to work with, take a cue from the android, Apple! ‚Ä®‚Ä®Innovate a little harder, we are spoiled. Thanks.

About annebot

Annebot is Anne A. Ward, CEO of CircleClick Media and sometimes author of articles for VentureBeat, Search Engine Journal and MobileFOMO.